I have a real love of heavy single
Other things to consider when choosing yourfor this workout: if you go lighter, then really focus on your skills, making every rep super perfect while minimizing rest/breaks.
So, I have a weird habit of taking on (or creating) a smaller project to break up a larger project. It means I basically do "work" as a "break" and is part of the reason I get a lot of various things done in a small amount of time. Many years ago I discovered that I don't so much need or want a "break", it's more that I need a change of subject. A mental flavor changer...* One such project I have right now is for a friend who is very gifted with the tough love and real world motivation. This project has had a very welcome side effect of being very motivating.
Now, I'm a self-starter, always have been, but we can all use some help. This has inspired me to get a little more organized. At the same time I'd been listening to James Altucher's The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth on Audible (here's a free trial and two free audiobooks)... so it all kind of converged over the holiday weekend. I like that book because it seems to support some of my odd behaviors and life choices. That's nice for a change.
Anyway, after eating not one but TWO slices of my friend's gluten free (but not free of anything else) delicious peanut butter pie on Christmas, along with a whole lot of leg of lamb and smoked turkey, I really felt like I needed to get out and put those calories to work the next day. I also wanted to mess with my own head.
The following situation has the potential to cause the following: a fast, challenging workout and aload of laundry (I'd recommend putting at least one towel in there so you have a warm fluffy towel for a post workout shower). I really hate chores, but I like to workout... and both need to be done regularly... here's an example of how both can get done at the same time!
Quick Kettlebell Workout, How to Assemble the Dragon Door Bodyweight Master Pull Up Bar, and More Exercise Ideas
Realized that I should probably space out the podcasts for you! There's two more episodes on the way soon, but in the mean time, I wanted to share a short workout (or what could be the meat and potatoes part of a session) I did last night.
I had limited time because of a bunch of computer related tasks and more importantly a friend was coming over to walk her puppies around my neighborhood (long story, but my neighborhood is way more fun).
Ladders, ascending, descending make for great workout structures. I like to use a descending ladder when going a little on the heavy side, so that each rep is super high quality every round. The following ladder workout is a little different since each round is has some unchanging "bookends". Each round begins with 20 Kirsty Grosart!)swings, and each round ends with one handstand practice attempt and hold (thanks again for those awesome handstand blocks,
The fun thing about this full body combo is how much it can be altered - I chose a "medium heavy"for the 20 swings (a 26kg I happened to have indoors already) and a medium weight for the presses and thrusters (a ). Decided to use the 26kg for the squats though - and that was fun. I could go heavier on both , but allow for more rest between rounds, OR I could go lighter on both and challenge myself to complete the ladder with the best possible form--but in the least amount of time! Let me know if you decide to try it, and if you make a cool modification of your own!
I warmed up with some floor mobility exercises - ankle circles, shinbox, bretzel, plow, lightarmbar, and a few halos from half kneeling. For fun I did a couple of getups with the then... the ladder fun began.